NFL All-Star Athlete Keith Mitchell #59, a former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars respected on the field for making record-setting defensive tackles and quarterback sacks, loved and adored by the public, a modern day warrior, hero worship by the public, and luxuriating in an elite earning bracket very few people in the world will ever experience.

 At the apex of all of that success, a paralyzing tackle caused a spinal injury that ended his football career and forced him into the agony of retirement at only 31 years old:


But a transition was unavoidable his choice was to either enter the depths of defeat or find a new north. Keith dug deep. Unwilling to surrender to the plague of emotional depression and the physical atrophy he saw happen to many NFL peers after similar traumas, but what was the other option?:

Keith discovered that these daily practices not only helped him physically recover from his injury, but created a refreshing sense of self-awareness and fulfillment that far surpassed his love for football. 

“In the moment of crisis the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” ~ African Proverb

 After experiencing a profound life-changing transformation from daily yoga and meditation disciplines, Keith developed a desire to share his liberating encounter with others. He soon realized that many audiences had no exposure to these tools. He couldn’t keep this secret to himself, Keith started on his new life path; to speak out and lead by example.

 Keith has again risen to the top of his game, as a Master Certified Yoga Instructor with more than 12 years of experience. He is committed to inspiring a consistent practice that leads to self-empowerment and significant transformation in the lives of millions. He is passionate about reaching multi-cultural fans beyond the confines of traditional yoga studios. He created a wellness movement with the intention to change the lives of our youth, trauma survivors, first responders and VETS through the Light it Up Foundation




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